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by Chris Rice
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 617
Views: 73122

Re: Cheating in chess

New Rausis wrist watches very discrete for your everyday cheater and rated at 3200.
by Chris Rice
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 4526

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

If you fancy a little flutter you can get 33/1 odds of Shaun advancing to the next round against Ding Liren Or PM me if you would like better odds than that. Sorry, Shaun, I shall be watching your games and do expect to see a good fight. Interesting game. Shaun played for a kingside attack with 14 ...
by Chris Rice
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 4526

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Coverage of Round 1 Game 1 starts at 11am on Chess 24. If you fancy a little flutter you can get 33/1 odds of Shaun advancing to the next round against Ding Liren who is currently 5/2 favourite to win the entire event.
by Chris Rice
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 37339

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

A third round pairing in the UK Blitz tournament in Newcastle over the weekend that I didn't expect to see so soon!
by Chris Rice
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: International News
Topic: ECU General Assembly Resolution on Boycotts
Replies: 55
Views: 3632

Re: ECU General Assembly Resolution on Boycotts

Interesting article on BBC's website Thousands of Iranians support call for Iran world sport ban . Apparently many Iranians, sick and tired of the state interference in sports want their own country banned from competitions. Although chess isn't specifically mentioned it's easy to see that the same ...
by Chris Rice
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Champions Showdown - Kasparov playing Sept 2nd - 5th
Replies: 15
Views: 1137

Re: Champions Showdown - Kasparov playing Sept 2nd - 5th

Oh dear ran out of time again...

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by Chris Rice
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 3067

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

Link to schedule here for ease of reference.
by Chris Rice
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 3067

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

From the September 2019 ECF newsletter: British Championships 2020 Director of Home Chess Adrian Elwin writes - At the beginning of June, the British Championship management team had almost completed negotiations at an excellent new venue, a conference centre in Southport. In July, the team were con...
by Chris Rice
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Champions Showdown - Kasparov playing Sept 2nd - 5th
Replies: 15
Views: 1137

Re: Champions Showdown - Kasparov playing Sept 2nd - 5th

Having not played this time control before I kept staring at the clock waiting for it to move rather than looking at the position. Does it depend on the make of clock? I had an idea that DGTs add the delay. So if you have five seconds left with ten second delay, it jumps to fifteen to show the time...
by Chris Rice
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Champions Showdown - Kasparov playing Sept 2nd - 5th
Replies: 15
Views: 1137

Re: Champions Showdown - Kasparov playing Sept 2nd - 5th

I was watching a couple of days ago, when Kasparov's clock seemed to be doing strange things, and on the live feed it seemed to freeze on 2 seconds whilst he thought about his moves. It's the Bronstein Delay that makes it look like the clock has frozen. I played a tournament in Stamford, Connecticu...
by Chris Rice
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Champions Showdown - Kasparov playing Sept 2nd - 5th
Replies: 15
Views: 1137

Re: Champions Showdown - Kasparov playing Sept 2nd - 5th

Caruana has already trounced Kasparov without breaking sweat. It's 14.5 - 3.5 with just 8 blitz games left. Despite Kasparov reaching decent, even near winning positions, numerous times, he has blundered again and again at critical moments. Sad to see from the legend of the game although hardly surp...
by Chris Rice
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Champions Showdown - Kasparov playing Sept 2nd - 5th
Replies: 15
Views: 1137

Re: Champions Showdown - Kasparov playing Sept 2nd - 5th

The castling rules take a bit of getting used to.
by Chris Rice
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 5551

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

Such an interesting ending in Nepo-Nakamura I thought I'd give the whole game. Nepo said later he thought Naka played 57...b4 because he thought White was going to get in anyway with Kd4-c5. However, GM Mihail Marin said on FB "Naka’s ...b4 is difficult to understand, it should be in your blood that...
by Chris Rice
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 5551

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

you are a hard man Chris! Of course there is always a moment when the loser makes a critical error, but I thought Nepo's pressing in that bishop ending was worthy of Magnus on top form. Definitely great grinding from Nepo. He's just explaining in an interview now how it was all achieved by a succes...
by Chris Rice
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 5551

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

Is White winning in Nepo - Naka? I can't work it out, but my phone says it's drawn without the f-pawns. I haven't asked the toaster. Totally stunned by 57...b4. Wonder what Nakamura was thinking as it looks like a beginners error. After 5 rounds: 1= Caruana, Ding, Anand 3/5 4= Carlsen, Vachier-Lagr...